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Piodão, Aldeia do Xisto

Beautifully built upon the ledges which climb Serra do Açor, the village of Piódão is harmoniously craved into the nature that surrounds it and of which it seems to be a part.Its schist houses with slate roofs, which blend with the irregular pavement of the streets and with the colours of the mountain, are connected by stairs which overcome the unevenness of the ground.

In the early middle ages, the urban centre was at Casal de Piodam, in a valley located near the current village, but this settlement had to be moved because a Cistercian abbey, of which nothing remains, was built on that spot. Taken away from their land, the inhabitants settled in the southern slope of the mountain, probably around the 15th century. It was there that, over time, ledge by ledge, they built this incredibly beautiful mountain village.

The isolation to which difficult access routes have condemned Piódão throughout many centuries, has resulted in the medieval feeling of its streets, so you should take a walk through its steep streets, climb stairs and slopes while visiting the schist houses which are sometimes interrupted by a white church. When you go back, you should take a typical souvenir of this village: chestnut liqueur, honey spirits or a schist miniature of one of Piódão’s typical houses.

source: www.centerofportugal.com/piodao
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18 comments

Annemarie said:

well seen
Happy new week:)
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Xata replied to Annemarie:

Obrigada Annemarie, igualmente para si
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A wonderful shot!!
2 months ago

Xata replied to Rosalyn Hilborne:

Obrigada Rosa
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Jaap van 't Veen said:

Simply wonderful Isabel.
2 months ago ( translate )

Xata replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Obrigada Jaap
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Nouchetdu38 said:

J'aime beaucoup la série sur ce village de montagne, Piodão!*********************
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Xata replied to Nouchetdu38:

Esta era a ultima foto... obrigada Nouchet, a chuva ajudou a tirar fotos mais intensas.
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Boro said:

J'aime !!!
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Xata replied to Boro:

Obrigada Thierry
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William Sutherland said:

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Xata replied to William Sutherland:

Obrigada William
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Sami Serola said:

Harmony of colors! =)
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Xata replied to Sami Serola:

Indeed... obrigada Sami
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Armando Taborda said:

Um detalhe encantador!
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